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Air Fried Spatchcock green with herbs on white plate
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5 from 3 votes

Air Fryer Spatchcock Chicken

Air Fryer Spatchcock Chicken is juicy and tender. For winner winner chicken dinner, you can't beat this quick and easy recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Resting time5 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: air fryer spatchcock chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Air Fryer
  • Chopping board
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Pastry Brush
  • Small measuring jug


  • whole chicken free range
  • 3 lemons ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Italian herbs
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked pepper


  • Turn the air fryer on to 180°C/350 F for 50 mins (5 mins pre time to season chicken) Note 1
  • Use a knife and kitchen scissors to cut the backbone out of the chicken
  • Flip it to breast side up and use the ball of your palm to push down and flatted.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut through the joint of each wing and discard the tips
  • Use a knife, chopping board and juice to juice the lemons, discarding any pips and juiced halves.
  • In a small jug, combine lemon juice, olive oil, Italian herbs, salt, pepper and whisk till consistently mixed together.
  • Place spatchcock chicken into baking tray, pour over lemon herb mix and use a pastry brush to brush so that it is fully covered
  • Place chicken into the basket (or lined tray) of the Air Fryer. Cook for 50 mins or until the juices run clear, not pink.
  • Rest for 3-5 mins before serving


  • Note 1 This is not the 1st step of the recipe, however, in my experience, it is the thing that everyone looks for the most when reading the recipe. If your Air Fryer does not require pre heating (most models do not), then simply turn on the Air Fryer and cook the chicken once you have place it into the basket or lined tray. 


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg